Artichoke Pesto with Parmesan Tortilla Chips

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Dip 2 (15-ounce) cans of artichoke hearts, drained 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt For Tortilla Chips 4 whole wheat tortillas, each cut into 8 […]

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Artichokes with Lemon Aioli Dip

INGREDIENTS 4 globe artichokes 2 lemons 1 recipe lemon aioli (see recipe) or any favorite vinaigrette DIRECTIONS Wash the artichokes to remove and grit between the leaves. Snap off the stems at the base, so the artichokes stand upright. Use kitchen shears to trim the tips of each leaf. Rub the cut leaves with lemon […]

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Baby Artichokes with Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 12 baby artichokes, trimmed and halved lengthwise ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for serving ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 garlic cloves, halved lengthwise 3 sprigs fresh thyme Coarse sea salt or kosher salt ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns Chopped parsley DIRECTIONS Combine water, the oil, lemon juice, garlic, […]

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Eggs Sardou

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 8 poached eggs 8 cooked or canned artichoke bottoms 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup milk 4 cups cleaned spinach leaves Salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce to taste ½ cup minced ham 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 cup Hollandaise Sauce Directions Rinse artichoke bottoms and place in a saucepot. Cover […]

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Italian Antipasti Plate

Serves 10 Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted 9 cloves garlic, roasted 20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly 2 cans artichoke hearts, halved 1 cup back brine cured olives ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup […]

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Rustic Artichoke Soup

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 leeks (white and light green parts only), chopped small 1 onion, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine Hearts of 6 large artichokes cut in quarters 3 medium size white potatoes (Yukon gold), peeled and chopped 8 cups vegetable stock 1 fresh bay leaf 3 sprigs of […]

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